Single Barrel

3.9
494 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The Single Barrel: A Nebraska Steakhouse, Bourbon Bar, and BBQ!

The Single Barrel is now located inside Graduate Hotel in Downtown Lincoln Nebraska! Same great Steaks, Bourbon, and BBQ as before...just a block West of our "old" location! Now serving Breakfast 7 days a week!

The Single Barrel Bourbon Bar, honored by the Bourbon Review as one of the 100 Best Bourbon Bars in America, offers over 100 different bourbons and whiskies from around the world. We also serve expertly crafted classic cocktails and all of your favorite Nebraska brews!

We have plenty of space to accommodate large events, from receptions to company parties. For more information on bookings and events, email inquiries to info@thesinglebarrel.com or visit thesinglebarrel.com for information about upcoming events.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 494 people are saying
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4.2
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3.6
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3.6
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Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PamP
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Waitress took our order and brought us the check. Served by someone else Steak was barely pink for a Med rare. Had to ask for steak knife. Potatoes were crumbly and cold. Did not get water refills. Waitress brought check but left dirty dishes at the table. Was definitely disappointed for the price

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EBarela
Omaha
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was awesome. The wait for our food was lengthy. From the time we ordered to when we received our food was about 45 min. Our server was great. As with many restaurants currently, they appeared to be possibly short-staffed with a full volume of customers. My mom and I had the salmon, my husband had the steak au poivere and my dad had the BBQ combo. All excellent dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They need to work on the decorating and atmosphere. The bananas foster bourbon was amazing!

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ChrisZ
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The room was cavernous; the street noise was high; the walls lacked decoration of any kind; the service was friendly, efficient, and prompt.

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Cranky
Tucson
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Although the cement floors are like the previous location, the new one is much smaller and tables are close together, so noise level is much higher. Same great food, no ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Terrible. Stale chips, mess hall style tables and chairs, brought me the wrong drink. Was going to buy a steak till I was seated at a tiny table with plastic chairs. We left before we even got our food.

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ChrisR
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We have ate at single barrel for years but tonight the food was awful. We had a salmon sandwich it was mostly lettuce and a tiny bit of salmon not even to fill half a sandwich. The sides were lukewarm. The hamburger was over done. The service was fine the place was clean but they really need to improve on their food like it used to be. They just moved into a new location and I don't know if that's the problem.We will give it one more try in a few months and see what happens.

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Skeeert
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Meat had a lot of gristle, sides were good. Our server was inattentive and it wasn't even a busy night. The outdoor traffic noise is intense we could hear engines revving and sound systems blasting. Overall it wasn't a good experience.

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JazminE
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We were disappointed about the food our server was really nice but we wouldn’t be back sorry

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AndyM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The corking fee was outrageous and the portions were tiny for the value.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, will definitely be back.

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LauraB
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Wait staff was wonderful, friendly and attentive. Seafood nachos were 10/10- yum! Pork stack was WAY too salty. Furnishings seemed a bit worn I.e, the sofas at the entrances. Overall we had fun.

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kals
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and knowledge of bourbon was great. Awesome food and selection.

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MeliP
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks were wonderful! They were cooked to order and of great quality.

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AshleyC
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious barbecue. I heard that they butcher their own meat. Since we are a farm family, it was a testament of their dedication to quality that sounded most appealing. Their selection did not disappoint!

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JordanS
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service and accommodating to my allergies. Ambiance of the restaurant for date night was mediocre, but would be great for a larger group (when allowed) or for watching sports.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Great food.

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CameronR
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service, just ok steak. Should've had a burger.

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Susan
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious but it was a little out of our price range!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was on point and food was amazing!! Highly recommend the medium rare tomahawk steak!

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MatthewG
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my favorite steak restaurant in Lincoln. No other restaurant comes close. The chef cooks the steaks perfectly. If you order medium, it will be medium. All too often, other restaurants overcook the steak. The sides are excellent. Overall, great experience, don’t come here thinking this is an elegant restaurant. It is not, but the food more than makes up for the lack of elegance.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Would go back when I am in Lincoln

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JJG1
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service as usual. Excellent, tender prime New York strip with great flavor. The chicken dip is a favorite of ours, and always delivers. Garlic mashed potatoes were okay. The side salad was okay, but the 'ranch' dressing was not to my taste. We wish they offered a sweet potato as a side. They should make the exterior entrance more inviting.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tables were far apart which was important to us! The service and food were fabulous!!! Such a great evening! We will definitely be back!!!

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience and not only was the service great the quality of the food was outstanding.

Thank you again.

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CindyB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were seated far from the grill and our food was cold, our server promptly had the manager to our table and they remade the entire order. The service was top notch.

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BrianR
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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RodneyW
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

$40 prime rib eye. Overcooked medium. Good tasting meat, but if you can't hit medium correctly, don't charge $40.... it's kinda embarrassing for me to send food back that cost that much

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful! My husband and I really enjoyed our food and the waitress was very friendly and professional. Definitely would recommend!

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MattA
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is excellent. Best BBQ in town. Service was good. I was disappointed that we waited 30 minutes for the waitress to first come by our table. Even so, she was excellent for the rest of the visit. Overall, great experience. Highly recommend SB.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Excellent food!!

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MariekaA
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an evening out with the family. I had the steak, my son had the pasta. We had eggnog desert with a yummy gingerbread cookie dipped in it!

Loved the food!

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DrewF
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, must have the seafood nachos and if you like grits, theirs are phenomenal!

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TiffanyL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good but not amazing. Drinks were slow to the table.

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jenee
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing... a tad bit pricey but I’ll definitely go back!

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Service was slow and food was just okay. The brisket did not have the thick layer of fat cut off prior to serving, so my brisket serving was mainly fat. Very disappointed.

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MarkN
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Was very excited to meet up with my son and take him out for a steak dinner. Reviews looked good so we made a reservation at SB. The staff was great and their knowledge of whiskey was impressive. Crab cake appetizer was excellent, my sons NY steak was great, side dishes great. However, my filet came out cold and over cooked. Soooo disappointed. It’s was a special occasion with my son so I didn’t want to say anything. $40 for a cold steak. Not sure if I would go back again.

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vipDoubleT
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Superb filet-fine cut of meat and cooked exactly the way we had ordered.

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vipRobertG
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Hugh area , almost like a dance hall Not much ambiance,
A bit drab but good food and nice staff. Had the traditional bone in rib eye as the Prime was out of stock .We both gave it a B to B+.
Roasted shrimp cocktail was amazing and the traditional side salad was a nice portion.

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DuaneR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice dinner at the Single Barrel. Our steaks were done to perfection and the service was excellent

FAQs

Single Barrel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (402) 904-4631.

Single Barrel is rated 3.9 stars by 494 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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